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1

What did Josiah Wedgwood create?

Ceramic slave medallion- 'Am I not a man and a brother'

2

What type of business did Wedgwood own?

Pottery

3

What was the medallion worn on?

Hatpins, brooches and necklaces- also items such as snuffboxes

4

What did Unitarianists believe in?

Believed strongly in freedom, humanism, tolerance and rationalism

5

What was Wedgwood a member of?

A Dissenter- a member of the protestant unitarianism sect

6

Who was Wedgwood closely associated with?

Lunar society of Birmingham

7

In 1773 what did Thomas Day publish?

The Dying Negro- epic poem which may have influenced Wedgwood

8

What did the members of Lunar Society have a shared interest in?

Scientific enquiry and social and industrial progress

9

When did Wedgwood become a member of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade?

1787

10

What was The Sugar Boycott?

Public's refusal to buy sugar produced by slave plantations in the Caribbean

11

The boycott became a huge success by who?

Women

12

What was the key to the campaigns success?

Potter wares with anti-slavery messages , pamphlets etc

13

How many pamphlets were produced by 1791?

Thousands

14

How many people refused to buy sugar during the abolition campaign?

300,000-400,000

15

Despite sales of sugar dropping, what did some shops do?

Advertise goods as well as sugar produced by freemen and sugar from India that wasn't produced by slaves